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Squad Goals: Moving the Needle on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requires a New Model

Oct 1, 2018

Squad Goals: Moving the Needle on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requires a New Model

Courtesy of OH&S - Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and, for many reasons, one of the most challenging public health issues for our nation.

Student Dies After Suspected Cardiac Arrest in Gold Coast Classroom

Sep 13, 2018

Student Dies After Suspected Cardiac Arrest in Gold Coast Classroom

Courtesy of News Now - A Gold Coast high school student has died after suffering a "serious medical incident" in class.

Teen Athlete’s Heart Condition Spurs Heart Walk, Free EKGs in Gardens

Sep 13, 2018

Teen Athlete’s Heart Condition Spurs Heart Walk, Free EKGs in Gardens

Courtesy of Palm Beach Post - A Tequesta teen athlete and his family are pushing other parents to get their kids’ hearts checked to detect any conditions that could prove deadly before they take the field.

Heart-Warming Story: AED Saves Fort Myers Youth's Life; Now He's Helping to Teach Others

Sep 10, 2018

Heart-Warming Story: AED Saves Fort Myers Youth's Life; Now He's Helping to Teach Others

Courtesy of News-Press - Last December, Zac needed an automated external defibrillator after he had a cardiac arrest while running with his Cypress Lake Middle School team.

Should More Be Done to Screen Young Athletes for Heart Problems?

Sep 8, 2018

Should More Be Done to Screen Young Athletes for Heart Problems?

Courtesy of The Daily Progress - As the medical reports of North Stafford High football prospects roll in each summer, Wolverines head coach Joe Mangano inevitably sees two or three red flags that warrant further evaluation beyond a routine physical.

Teen's Heart Beats on Through Foundation

Sep 5, 2018

Teen's Heart Beats on Through Foundation

Courtesy of Fox 5 - It's been one year since former Archer High School football standout Nick Blakely died of a heart attack.

Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Sep 5, 2018

Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

Courtesy of Medical Xpress - After correctly spelling the first word given to her at an eighth-grade spelling bee, Emma Baker walked back to her seat, sat down and promptly collapsed onto the shoulder of another young contestant.

Fit But Unhealthy? UBC Study Finds Hidden Heart Disease Risk in Athletes

Sep 1, 2018

Fit But Unhealthy? UBC Study Finds Hidden Heart Disease Risk in Athletes

Courtesy of Global News - You might be fit as a fiddle, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found that a killer daily Fitbit score could actually be hiding some serious health issues.

Friends Mourn Sudden Loss Of Friend Who Excelled As An Athlete And As A Person

Aug 30, 2018

Friends Mourn Sudden Loss Of Friend Who Excelled As An Athlete And As A Person

Courtesy of Yankton Daily - Kipp Kinsley ran the good race — not just in track and cross country, but also in life. He was moving this fall to New Hampshire for a career as a professional triathlete with the Nor’Easter team. Those plans ended abruptly Sunday, when he passed away at his home west of Yankton.

Push to Test More At-Rsk Athletes for Potentially Fatal Heart Conditions

Aug 29, 2018

Push to Test More At-Rsk Athletes for Potentially Fatal Heart Conditions

Courtesy of KIRO 7 - Andrei Whyte, a 15-year-old cross country runner from Ballard High School, looks like the picture of health. But he was running with a ticking time bomb in his heart.

Russell's Heart Inspires Gators Football Team

Aug 29, 2018

Russell's Heart Inspires Gators Football Team

Courtesy of Gators Territory - Randy Russell did not imagine his college football career would end before it even started.

“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Aug 28, 2018

“I Was Completely Blindsided,” Parents Pushing for Action After Losing Children to Heart-Related Conditions

Courtesy of Oklahoma News 4 - To the outside world, Sean was a typical 10-year-old boy. “He was a happy kid, loved sports,” Martha Lopez-Anderson, Sean’s mother, said.

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Aug 27, 2018

Sudden Heart Failure Top Cause of Nontraumatic Death for College Athletes

Courtesy of Bangor Daily News - The fatal collapse of a University of Maine football player during a workout in July was the result of a rare medical tragedy that is the No. 1 nontraumatic cause of death in college athletes.

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Aug 23, 2018

13-Year-Old Texas Football Player Dies After Becoming Unresponsive

Courtesy of ABC 13 - 13-year-old middle school student has died after experiencing a medical emergency and becoming unresponsive during football practice.

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Aug 21, 2018

Back to School, Back to the Sports Physical

Courtesy of TDT News - Schools are going to reopen in the next couple of weeks, but are your young athletes ready for sports?

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Aug 20, 2018

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Courtesy of Harvard Health Publishing - Q. A friend was just diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. What causes this problem, and what is the prognosis?

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Aug 20, 2018

Local Universities Implement EKG Testing During Physicals

Courtesy of Fox 5 - Drury University and Evangel University have partnered with Cox Health to take preventative measures to ensure their athletes are completely healthy before their big games by implementing EKG testing during physicals.

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Aug 18, 2018

Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches, Young Athletes to Advocate for Player Health

Courtesy of WXII 12 - Rare, but life-threatening. Doctors have a warning for parents as kids kick-off the Fall sports season.

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Aug 17, 2018

Three Months After Cardiac Arrest Ordeal, Matawan H.S. Hoops Star Ready to Come Home

Courtesy of App - In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing.

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Aug 16, 2018

Leon County School Board Approves Free Heart Screenings for 6th Graders

Courtesy of WTXL - Leon County School Board approved allowing all 6th graders to get heart screenings at a meeting this week and the moms in town tell WTXL they are excited about that.